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Wpscanner1

When I first heard about this little pen, offered by PenPower, that could scan and translate on the go, I couldn’t wait to get it into my hands. I began thinking of all the possible ways I could use this to copy written word, and/or translate text to be used on my computer or any [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews
HP_Perfection - 1

Capturing images has changed dramatically since 2007 when the iPhone brought in the expectation of having a really capable camera with you at all times. With the miniaturization of smaller image capture sensors, scanners, as well as phones, have gradually increased in processing power to the level that every office of any size will have [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
penpower03

I got a new job!  Well, that's not the subject of the review, but because of the job, I've been overwhelmed by the number of business cards I receive.  They're all important, so I do want to file them, but the old way of manually keeping them in a business card folder seems so inefficient [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews
brother-scanner-920dw-01

A scanner?  What is this, 1996?  Not too long ago I discontinued my home fax landline.  When was the last time I needed to fax, when everyone uses email?  Boy was I wrong.  I'm in the middle of a house remodel, and I'm finding lots of reasons to electronically scan and send documents, not just [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
penpower-WorldCard-Mobile-Phone-Kit

This universal phone stand has a business card holder/reader built in so the card's info can be easily read in and added to your contacts database.  Put the business card on the card holder and use the WorldCard app to photograph the card and import its information.  The app synchronizes with Gmail's contacts, so you can manage [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News
doxie

If you're anything like me, you probably have drawers full of receipts, bills, forms, and more. Every year around tax time I grumble about the fact that I haven't kept better track of my receipts. I end up spending most of a day sorting through them and entering everything in a spreadsheet. Afterwards I'm left [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Home and Kitchen, iOS, News
lomography-smartphone-scanner

With the iPhone and Android Film Scanner, you'll be able to scan your own 35mm photo negatives directly into your smartphone, as easily as snapping a photo.  And you'll be able to color correct or even stitch together images before you save them.  You'll need to use the LomoScanner app from Lomography on your Apple [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
hiku1

The Hiku Scanner is a small handheld scanner that recognizes both barcodes and your voice. With a real 1D linear imager like the ones used at grocery store checkouts, the Hiku Scanner instantly adds items to your shopping list without any need for writing or typing. When you finish that last box of Rice Crispies, just press [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, iOS, News
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Paper. The curse of our record management as 21st century humans. The promise of computers has always been "the paperless office," but most computer users have produced more paper, rather than less. The need for a piece of paper for giving information to someone else, "sign and return" situations like leases and contracts, and the [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews
epson-xp410-0

There are so many printers on the market that choosing the right one can be a real chore. For basic home use, I've found using a printer/scanner combination fits my needs just fine, so we picked up an Epson XP-400 simply because it was on sale and did not have many bells and whistles that [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
planon-slimscan

The Planon SlimScan SS100 is a credit card sized scanner that has been designed for scanning receipts and business cards. It's about the same size as a stack of 3 credit cards at 2.0 x 3.1 x 0.12 inch, so it stores easily in a card slot in your wallet. Images are scanned at 300 [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
penpower wcl 0

In both my personal and professional life I have collected stacks of business cards. When I was offered the opportunity to review the Worldcard Link Pro business card scanner and software from Penpower, I jumped at the opportunity.  Let's see how it works. Worldcard Link (WCL) is designed for use with 4th and 5th generation iPhones and [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, iOS, Reviews
iscan

Brando is now offering the Mustek S400W iScan Air Wireless Scanner, which will allow you to scan documents to your Mac and iPad/iPhone photo library via WiFi. My first scanner was a Mustek flatbed scanner, which was HUGE compared to this little sheet-fed desktop model. It offers 300 DPI, scan to JPEG format, and a real-time preview [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
iriscan

If you're like me, you might not be able to remember the last time you used a fax machine.  I do still need to scan a document every now and then though, so the I.R.I.S. IRIScan Mouse looks like it might be an interesting alternative to a stand alone scanner. First of all, it functions like [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
b-and-n-scanmarker

Just scan the Scanmarker from Barnes and Noble across a line in your book, just as if you were using a highlighter pen, and the text will be automatically transferred into a Word or Excel document or into another application.  The scanner has several modes to transfer data to your computer:  "Data Entry (Scan & [...]

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